I would love to test this, but I can't seem to get compiz to enable itself with Nouveau right now.
This topic suggests that the latest kernel does not include the nouveau backport. Is this correct? How could I go about getting it to work? I'd like to ensure this bug report get solved with enough information!
Ok, going to install the packages now. I've a Geforce4 MX440, which hasn't been tested yet apparently
Edit: Hang on a sec, it doesn't effect the Nvidia-96 driver does it? So me testing would be pointless?
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xorg-edgers repository to enable DRI in nouveau. However, by enabling that repository, you are also upgrading to a newer upstream Xserver release which no longer has the GEM memory leak.
I believe an alternative is the freshgraphics PPA, which only upgrades the Mesa packages - if you use that option, then you may benefit from this Xserver update - as long as the lower GLX version string doesn't break anything.
Last edited by Chauncellor; April 21st, 2010 at 11:51 PM.
I would like to test this patch for my GMA 945, but for whatever reason Xorg defaults on some other driver and not the "intel" one. I just looked around for xorg.conf and found out that there have been changes since Ye Olden Dayes of xorg.conf and it is no more (I'd also LOVE to turn on Compiz, more reason for testing!), how would I go about doing this?
I've got a problem with xserver-xorg on my EeePC 900 which I don't think is related. I've filed a separate bug. I hadn't thought of using Vesa driver so thanks for the tip.
Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.
There was just an entry with my same card (Nvidia 8600GT). The entry says it fails. Mr. Anthony Hook, how did you test this?